American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A perennial plant (Campanula rotundifolia) having slender stems, dense clusters of basal leaves, and bell-shaped blue or white flowers. Also called bluebell.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A species of bell-flower, Campanula rotundifolia, the well-known bluebell of Scotland. It is a low herb with delicate, drooping, blue, bell-shaped flowers, and linear-lanceolate stem-leaves, those near the root being round-heart-shaped or ovate, but early disappearing, so as rarely to be seen with the flowers. It is common to both Europe and North America. The name is sometimes erroneously written hairbell; Lindley endeavored to restrict that spelling to this plant, reserving the spelling harebell for the Scilla nutans (def. 2).
- n. The wild hyacinth, Scilla nutans, or Hyacinthus non-scriptus.
- n. A perennial flowering plant, Campanula rotundifolia, native to the Northern Hemisphere, with blue, bell-like flowers.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A small, slender, branching plant (Campanula rotundifolia), having blue bell-shaped flowers; also, Scilla nutans, which has similar flowers; -- called also
- n. sometimes placed in genus Scilla
- n. perennial of northern hemisphere with slender stems and bell-shaped blue flowers
“a kind of harebell more potent than penicillin, growing leaf by leaf, skin by skin. as rapt and as fluid as Isadoran Duncan.”
“Species to be reintroduced include the harebell (Campanula rotundifolia), oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) and sneezewort (Achillea ptarmica).”
“The sky is streaked a harebell blue bordered by textual lines of lead-grey clouds around panes of pale amber.”
“Nevertheless, the “debate” of whether to have two working parents or one caregiver is one that will likely never be answered satisfactorily. harebell Says:”
“We are not responsible for what happens outside the sovereign borders of Canada. harebell Says:”
“As Raphael said, you seem to be reading in a different language. harebell Says:”
““Did the harebell loose her girdle …” would a sea of dashingly beautiful prefab/modular homes still be “beautiful”?”
“Canalis, an adventure of this kind is swept away like a harebell by”
“There were wild – flowers to pluck — the bright red poppy, the gentle harebell, the cowslip, and the rose.”
“On this tundra knoll above the gray cold river are the first flowers of the arctic spring, a large gold-yellow cinquefoil and a harebell of deep midnight blue, grown close together in the moss and tight low heather as if keeping each other company against the elements.”
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